This vast building maintains reminders of its industrial past: a children’s slide has been installed alongside a gantry and an enormous kiln. The different activities of a modern digital media library – reading, study and games – have been housed on two levels with easy access from one to the other passing through a succession of scenes, atmospheres, lighting, materials and colours. Taking into account the size of the interior space, its height and the busy flow of visitors of very different types, the overall acoustic experience is surprisingly muted. “This media library is really a living area”, explains Élodie Boulogne, the Texaa®, account manager in Paris, “where most of the sections are open space, so it is essential to have a well-worked-out acoustic design. Canal, the architects, and their engineering solutions provider, ITAC Acoustique, are very familiar with our products’ performance. When Annie Le Bot contacted us, the acoustic issues had been very clearly identified and they had a very precise idea of what they expected from us in terms of materials and performance”.
Considering the vast areas to be handled and the different types of implementation, it was decided to use Vibrasto, stretched and anchored on the walls and ceilings.